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I LOVE to cook - DonSchenck - 02-02-2011 08:23 PM
My wife has two Culinary degrees, and she's been coaching me for the past four years or so. I love love LOVE to cook.
I also LOVE to shop for groceries. I put on my earbuds and turn my iPod to "Pirates" music ... from the Pirates Of The Caribbean soundtracks. Then, like Walter Mitty, I imagine my shopping cart to be The Black Pearl, and I'm looting the store!
Yeah, I'm a bit crazy. It helps.
RE: I LOVE to cook - Darrell - 02-02-2011 08:48 PM
I like to cook as well but I just don't have the time to go grocery shopping and do the proper prep.
I'm hoping one of these days when my daughter is a little older and can fend for herself more I'll have that luxury.
RE: I LOVE to cook - Historian - 02-03-2011 04:04 AM
Ok, I'll bite. I love to cook, as well. I've been perfecting my artisan breads currently, but I'm always trying something new when I can. Lobster chowder was the most recent venture into the exotic.
RE: I LOVE to cook - KimBowen - 02-03-2011 01:29 PM
I HATE to cook!!!! Which always used to make me feel bad. A good IFB wife is the perfect hostess and invites many to her home to further the cause of Christ.
Phew! Glad those days are behind me
PS-I'll confess I bought (via cater) the whole Thanksgiving meal last November from a local restaurant. It was quite delicious though, and everyone had a good time (and I wasn't a batty crazy woman trying to cook).
RE: I LOVE to cook - Tikatu - 02-03-2011 02:06 PM
I'm not fond of cooking myself, so my husband and oldest son do most of that. I do, however, like to bake.
RE: I LOVE to cook - pastor's wife - 02-03-2011 02:55 PM
(02-03-2011 01:29 PM)KimBowen Wrote: I HATE to cook!!!! Which always used to make me feel bad. A good IFB wife is the perfect hostess and invites many to her home to further the cause of Christ.
That's me. I finally figured out what has played into my dislike of cooking: 1) I strangely feel I have to be perfect (being the first-born daughter of fundy parents might play into this) and get upset when my food doesn't turn out, 2) I hate wasting money and when food doesn't turn out, I always think about how much I paid for it, 3) I'd rather be reading books or playing the piano and 4) good cooking takes creativity and I tend to pour my creativity into teaching and planning programs and feel that nothing's left for cooking.
I've often felt guilty that I'm not the perfect hostess and that I don't enjoy preparing food in the church kitchen for the fellowship meals.
RE: I LOVE to cook - Phatchick - 02-03-2011 04:38 PM
I've always seen cooking as another talent. Most of us can cook enough to keep from starving but only a few are going to be gormet chefs. I'm not the best cook on the planet but I am a pretty good baker. I've been told (only half in jest) that the main reason I'm invited to parties and potlucks is because I bring my lemon bars. I have to make some cookies in a little while.
RE: I LOVE to cook - Katerpillar - 02-04-2011 12:53 AM
I LOVE to cook! I think it is one of those things that some people are good at, and others just do to survive, but I'm glad I enjoy it. I've come to the point where I don't even like restaurant food that much because I can make all the same food at home for less, and it tastes better (especially if you make it mostly from scratch). Of course, it's nice to have a break from the kitchen once in a while, and I love it when my husband takes me out to eat on a date, but I usually go someplace where I can choose a dish that is so tasty that I will look it up online later and try to copy it at home sometime. (Seriously, I did that with the Penne Rosa from Noodles & Company. It is SO delicious homemade!).
Oh, and I'd probably fit perfectly into that whole "IFB cookie cutter wife" thing because I even have my own recipe blog. But seriously, I just love to cook.
RE: I LOVE to cook - Historian - 02-04-2011 01:16 AM
(02-04-2011 12:53 AM)Katerpillar Wrote: I've come to the point where I don't even like restaurant food that much because I can make all the same food at home for less, and it tastes better (especially if you make it mostly from scratch).
I know just what you mean. I only like to go out places that make something I don't have the patience for, or don't have the equipment to make (I'm in China). Otherwise it always tastes like a waste.
RE: I LOVE to cook - Katerpillar - 02-04-2011 01:35 AM
(02-04-2011 01:16 AM)Historian Wrote:(02-04-2011 12:53 AM)Katerpillar Wrote: I've come to the point where I don't even like restaurant food that much because I can make all the same food at home for less, and it tastes better (especially if you make it mostly from scratch).
That reminds me, we ate at this place called P.F. Chang's China Bistro one time (definitely not a place we could afford to eat at on a regular basis), and it was awesome. I don't think I could copy the food there, without putting a lot of work into it. I really enjoy eating at a place like that.